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How can small newsrooms do big work? Like this.

Storytelling Screenshot, The Hawk Eye This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here . The conversation so far It’s week two in our conversation about how local journalists can […]
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The great remove

o become a journalist, Rajaa Elidrissi knew she would need a strategy. Growing up in a low-income household in Elmhurst, Queens, she started collecting clips at age 13. “I went to a high school that was not a high-ranking high school, and I was pretty aware that it was […]
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Free Press tops $16M in Q1

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES The company that owns the Winnipeg Free Press, Brandon Sun and eight community newspapers in Manitoba reported revenues of $16.1 million for the first quarter ending March 31, 2018. That was an 11.8 per cent decline compared to the same period the […]
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Community newspapers vow to cut province’s submitted news

Advertisement Advertise With Us David Lipnowski / The Canadian Press files The organization that represents community newspapers in Manitoba will urge members to stop publishing government press releases and columns by MLAs in retaliation for proposed legislative provisions that would no longer require governments to post certain notices in […]
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A Letter From HRH The Prince of Wales In Support Of Local Journalism

As someone who appreciates the vital role played by local newspapers, for many years, I have enjoyed keeping in touch with local issues through such papers as the Aberdeen Press and Journal, the John O’Groats Journal, and the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard. These papers, and hundreds like them around […]
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VTDigger: A case study in diversifying revenue

This case study outlines in tactical detail how the nonprofit VTDigger experiments with revenue streams and dramatically grew audience and revenue. The piece dives into how its grown to 300,000 monthly users, 19 full-time employees and annual revenue of about $1.5 million. The team experiments with everything from job […]
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Here’s a blueprint for a sustainable online state news nonprofit

Want to read more of our coverage on VT Digger, and other local news nonprofits? — This Vermont-focused nonprofit news site is looking to podcasting to add new revenue streams — Publishers of local news sites say revenues are up, but many still aren’t paying themselves a salary — […]
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Journalism’s New Patrons: VTDigger leads local investigative nonprofits

For two years starting in 2009, Anne Galloway worked 80 to 90 hours a week reporting on the Vermont legislature, without pay, hoping she could breathe life into a new nonprofit focused on investigative reporting. Today that nonprofit, VTDigger , has a staff of 19, an annual budget of […]
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From a onetime giant’s receding shadow, a local news site prospers

Innovation Berkeleyside writers Frances Dinkelspiel (left) and Emilie Raguso in November after winning San Francisco Press Club awards. When Lance Knobel and Tracey Taylor helped dream up a local news site for their community nine years ago, they knew coverage from a nearby major newspaper was declining, but they […]
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